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On May 3, 2018, the 28th annual Oswego County Envirothon was held at the Oswego County Nature Park at Camp Zerbe in the Town of Williamstown. Students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) High School took first place in the event; Marisa Barber, Salvatore Gulisano, Aaliyah McIntyre, Jakob Williams, and Jordan Wilson.  G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton came in second and Oswego Team 1 came in third. Students from Central Square, Hannibal, Mexico, Phoenix, and Pulaski High Schools also vied for top honors at the event.  Primary sponsors for the event were Exelon Generation and the Indeck - Oswego Energy Center.

At the Envirothon, students on the twelve participating teams were tested on their knowledge in the subject areas of aquatics, current environmental issues, forestry, soils, and wildlife, by taking hands-on exams consisting of twenty-five questions each. Hands-on means that students actually studied soils in a pit, measured trees, identified animals by their skulls and fur, and many other activities.  They also completed an verbal presentation component.  Teams achieving the highest score in a particular category received medals for their accomplishment. A unique aspect of the Envirothon is that a team consists of five members who work together to complete to exams.

Aquatics first place: Oswego team 1

Current Issues first place: APW

Forestry first place: Fulton

Soils first place: Oswego team1

Wildlife first place: APW

Verbal Presentation first place: Fulton

Unified Team Award: Pulaski team 1

Spirit Award: Hannibal & Mexico team 1

As recognition for their first place overall performance, each member of the winning team from APW High School received a $100.00 Hank Cosselman Memorial Scholarship from the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and a $100.00 scholarship from NRG Oswego Harbor Power.  Each member of the Fulton second place team will receive a $100.00 scholarship from Pathfinder Fish & Game Club.

Each Oswego team 2 team member won a $100.00 Excellence in Wildlife scholarship courtesy of Ed Hogan, for placing second in the Wildlife category.

The success of this year’s event was made possible by the participating students and advisors, many volunteers, and the additional support of numerous local sponsors; Agri-Mark Dairy Farmers, Compass Credit Union, Eagle Beverage Company, Inc., Fulton Screen Printing, National Grid, New York Master Forest Owners, New York Water Environment Association, Inc., North Shore Sportsmen’s Association, Oswego County Trappers Association, Pepsi, and Price Chopper.

The Envirothon students from APW participated in the New York State Envirothon at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 23 & 24, 2018 and placed 15th at the statewide competition!

May 3, 2018: APW High School Envirothon team with their many medals and awards after taking 1st place overall.

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May 3, 2018: Students from APW answer questions about soils at the Oswego County Envirothon.

May 3, 2018: Mexico team 1 displays their spirit awards!